Diversity Articles

  • How the FBI is Beating the Skills Gap by Recruiting “Unexpected Agents”

    February 20, 2019

    In Louise Penny’s best-selling Inspector Gamache detective novels, one character has a particularly unusual backstory. Thérèse Brunel, the head of Quebec’s police force, joined the police academy after a career as the curator of Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts—because she realized her skills and love of puzzles made her perfect for that path. Thérèse might be...

  • Pixar’s New Short Film Examines Workplace Diversity with Humor, Insight, and a Lively Ball of Yarn

    February 7, 2019

    Meet Purl. She’s the star of the first video in Pixar’s SparkShorts series. She’s also a vivacious ball of pink yarn who is desperate to succeed in a new job. The eight-minute animated short, Purl, is a look at workplace diversity and inclusion. It starts with Purl excitedly arriving for her first day at B.R.O. Capital (the company name is as subtle as the film...

  • This LinkedIn Exec Realized He Kept Hiring White Men — and Did Something About It

    January 30, 2019

    Mike Gamson, head of global solutions for LinkedIn, used to look at his direct reports and see the cream of the crop. These were people who Mike could count on to make the same decisions he would make. They were driven, ambitious, well-educated, and deeply curious. Just like Mike. They were also nearly all white males. Just like Mike. Where Mike saw the fruits...

  • Michelle Obama Shares 3 Ideas to Help Companies Recruit...

    January 8, 2019

    After eight years in the White House, former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has lots of things she wants to say. And, quite clearly,...

  • This Navy Officer-Turned-Recruiter Has 8 Key Tips for...

    November 8, 2018

    The fighting in World War I ended 100 years ago this Sunday. The Armistice of Compiègne officially ended the hostilities between...

  • A Diversity Hiring Platform's CEO Shares 4 Tactics for...

    November 1, 2018

    When Porter Braswell and his cofounder, Ryan Williams, first launched Jopwell, a career advancement platform for black, Latinx, and...